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The Pilot

4.5
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77 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Pub
Toronto’s landmark tavern. Pouring cold pints, mixing great cocktails and serving a combination of classic pub fare and modern twists over three floors, including our iconic rooftop patio.

We take reservations from 11:30 am to 10 pm Monday-Friday and 11 am to 10 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions we won't be taking reservations for groups larger than 6. As well, each reservation will only be seated when 75% of the party is present and there is a 10 minute grace period for all reservations.

We appreciate your understanding as we work towards ensuring a safe and fun visit to The Pilot for all of our customers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 77 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MP12
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Food was good, drinks were good, it's not too pricey. The rooftop is beautiful.

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JenY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio is lovely, tables well spaced, staff did a great job. Just a bit difficult to talk to the table next to us because of the loud music. Otherwise a great experience.

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Lina
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

At the entrance to the rooftop, the host was pretty rude. We were giving her our information, she wasn't even replying and giving us attitude. That wasn't a good start but the food and drinks were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the Pilot for Brunch on Saturday afternoon. We sat on the Flight Deck and it was perfect. We felt really safe with the protocols they’ve put in place there. You can see the staff constantly cleaning and sanitizing touch points and tables. Super spacious patio on the roof top with shade and sun options. The food is delicious and the drinks were refreshing! Service was great and attentive. One of my favourite places in this area to have a drink or eat some favourites.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was excellent, food was good and overall a good experience.

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Travis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Took long for waiter to give service. Food was not prepared well, wings were overdone.

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KayR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the patio. Service was great. Food however was all right. Typical restaurant menu. No wow factor. Just good!

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Neil
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The set up was good and organized. I appreciated that they were able to lower the shades to help block the scorching sun, though I wish I had asked earlier. Staff was attentive and they did a good job at social distancing. The food was good and the prices were fair. Fortunately no construction noise going on. Nice to have this rooftop patio in the heart of the city!

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vipSfizio
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the fish and chips. The service and atmosphere were great!

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LisaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

The construction was a bummer because it ruined the view. Not their fault but kinda takes away from eating outside

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NasihaA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We ordered nachos and The Patty Melt. Both were good. Service was very attentive. Overall good value for money. They have a retractable ceiling, so come rain or shine, you will have a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food2Service3Ambience5

The vibe was great! Everyone was happy and laughing. The service could have been better, no one was rude but the servers didn’t seem very pleased to be there. The food was very basic, I would’ve been fine just drinking there and eating somewhere else

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DanielaJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice rooftop! All precautions to avoid covid 19. Will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

One order came out 15 minutes before the other, which made for awkward and nonsensical waiting.

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Natalie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome patio for lunch and drinks. I had the fish tacos and a few cocktails and they were delicious. Excellent service. Highly recommend!

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GeordanT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was good, the server was really nice. Love the rooftop!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Tasteless food ruined my night not at all worth it never ever gonna go to this restaurant!

The Pilot
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, although we're so sorry to hear about your experience here at The Pilot. We'd like to speak with you more about what happened so please feel to respond here and we can try and make it right.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! Food and drinks were great and our server was perfect. It was a lovely evening, just a little bit humid haha

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DannyB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best roof top patio In Toronto. Great people, great service all around.

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Harper33
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food & service have never been a disappointment. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is for someone with bad knees or leg problems to book a reservation on the flight deck, there's a lot of stairs to climb, and to my knowledge the stairs are the only way to get up to rooftop patio.

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Cris
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect hang out during covid...shhh. Don’t tell anyone.

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Natalie
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and drinks, excellent service, beautiful patio! I’m very impressed with all the changes they’ve made on the patio to prevent transmission of COVID19: social distancing, the option of using a QR scanner on my phone to see an electronic menu instead of a physical one, masks on all staff, coordinated times on stairs for walking up or down so you don’t run into anyone, excellent and thorough cleaning, etc. I felt really safe and will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Just step your game up and make sure you know what time the kitchen is closed and inform your customers... and serve fresh food not 30 mins cold food.

The Pilot
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I really apologize about your negative experience. We've been working out some issues as we reopen and we've taken your feedback about the kitchen closing times and server communication to our staff and will try our best not to have this happen again. We'd like to speak with you more about your visit so please feel free to message us here. Sorry again about your experience.

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TonyN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good hygiene/distancing. Great staff. Good food. The rooftop patio is spacious and attractive, and protected.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

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MichelleL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to hang out for patio season, especially while the pandemic is happening. A lot of open space on the patio. Food and drinks were great, they have many options and variety! Overall, it’s really casual, and I recommend coming here with friends to hang out for food and drinks

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NikC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The patio set was very good during this COVID time. Very spacious.

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JoaLap
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good pub grub. No red beers, only lagers, IPA's, some sours in cans and sout
They did a great job at COVID measures.
Excellent staff.

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Blnl
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I asked for the pilot burger and it was amazing: juicy and flavourful.

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MarinaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The drinks are poured with love and respect - GOOD TIMES!!!

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GeoffW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent ! Staff very friendly and attentive. Food hot and delicious !

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Jazzunga
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food with generous portions, excellent customer service, expansive rooftop patio views of downtown Toronto, and even clean bathrooms. Overall a great experience and I would gladly return!

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Casey
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Appreciate the social distancing and other measures out in place. Friendly staff, great service. Fabulous patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely night, food is good value and really tasty, our waitress was really lovely. Everything was really great.

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TradeMark
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good. Had a couple of burgers. Patio was decent during the covid issue. A bit pricey but the portions were decent. I’d go again.

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great moment!
The place is nice and they respect all the social distancing policies.

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Roderick
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there walked by it many times! told many friends who will be going during the summer months. Steps from yorkville walked around after our dinner, staff was so nice outside an upstairs very friendly great timing on checking up on our table. Best patio best staff in toronto by far. If i could give it 20 stars i would keep doing a great job.

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JohnnyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The Pilot servers are always pleasant, prompt and helpful, which says a ton about the bar/restaurant‘s management. The Flight Deck is well planned, with fewer tables than in the past. It’s still my favourite bar in Toronto, even with the changes wrought by COVID-19.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Thank you!

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TonyN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazingly efficient Covid precautions. Upstairs patio spacious and welcoming. Friendly and helpful staff. The food was delicious. We had a chef’s special Buttered chicken, and a mushroom wrap. Both delicious

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The Pilot is rated 4.5 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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